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Mentawais for an intermediate and "group ocnsensus in the dingy.."« on: February 11 2012 06:02:00 »
I'm thinking of going to the Mentawais for 2 weeks in March. Am only an intermediate so not looking for anything too gnarly, just hoping to practice on lots of waves without having everything snaffled by better surfers.
One thing that's mentioned by most of the resorts in the Mentawais is that the speedboat will go to whichever breaks voted for by "group consensus"? If everyone else at the resort that day is a better surfer and wishes to go to the better and bigger breaks then I'm effectively stuffed.
Has anyone had experience of this?
Should I even be thinking of going to the Mentawais? Or maybe head somewhere different?
Comments or advice would be much appreciated.
RE: Mentawais for an intermediate and« Reply #1 on: February 13 2012 20:02:00 »
Yeah, go to Sipora, find Hotdin (Nangolin???) homestay, he is on the land near Telescops, good dude and cool little town, was there during Rahmadhan a few years ago, but its not for those who are not surfing.